2016 Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir

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This is the wine that put Sage Hills on the map and it has catapulted our winery to Cult status among pinotfiles. A southeast facing vineyard which benefits from the early morning warmth of the sun and its cooling position it is a perfect location to grow Pinot Noir. Cropped at Grand Cru levels of no more than 1.3 tons per acre it is a true representation of what a 100% varietal pinot has to offer.

Beautifully expressive Pinot Noir embracing complex aromas of dried cocoa, black currant, blueberries and savoury spices. This wine is wonderfully balanced, juicy and has lively fruit structure wrapped in fine, smooth tannins.  There are subtle hints of oak integration as it is aged in new French oak for three months, then an additional 6 months in second-use French barrels.  This 100% estate grown Pinot Noir can be enjoyed now with so many dishes, but you may want to try a cedar plank salmon or cherry-glazed duck breast.

VINEYARD: SAGE HILLS ESTATE
BRIX 23.1 PH 3.26 TA 7.34
HARVESTED: OCT 20, 2016
AGED IN NEW FRENCH OAK AND 2, 3 & 4 YEAR OLD FRENCH PINOT BARRELS
1/3 WHOLE CLUSTER PRESSED, 2/3 DE-STEMMED WHOLE BERRY FERMENTATION

Only one bottle per customer

ALCOHOL / VOLUME 14.0%